African Plant Database

Crocosmia paniculata (Klatt) Goldblatt
Information on the genus : Crocosmia
Basionym : Antholyza paniculata Klatt
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Curtonus paniculatus (Klatt) N.E. Br. (1932)
 Antholyza paniculata Klatt (1868)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Distinguished from C. aurea by its zygomorphic tubular flowers (tube 3-4 cm long) facing to the side, with unequal tepals the median one smallest, the upper laterals 7-10 mm long and spreading, the lower 3 ones 6-12 mm long, and by its broad plicate (not plane) leaves with fine hairs on ribs.
Ecology : Moist rocky, grassy slopes; sometimes forest edges; often at high elevations.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 1.2 - 1.5 m. Alt: 610 - 2135 m. Distribution: FS, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • J. S. African Bot. 37: 444 (1971).
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